Teacher's Studio

29 November 2013 | 9.30am – 3.30pm



ReachOutRCA is delighted to invite you to take part in Teachers' Studio - our new CPD project for art and design, and design technology teachers and artist educators. See below for more details and do get in touch if you have any questions. We really hope you'd like to take part! Please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Teachers’ Studio is a course of three practical and discussion-based workshops that investigate the studio as a site for experimentation.  The project aims to support teachers’ and artist educators' CPD by offering unique opportunities to work with RCA artists, designers and makers, and explore creative practice.  

Teachers’ Studio will offer you the chance to:

  • Gain unique access to RCA graduates and their working environments
  • Take part in practical and discussion-based activities
  • Explore themes and processes currently used by artists, designers and makers
  • Meet other teachers and educators, and share ideas and experience
  • Try out activities that could be developed with your students
  • Work one-to-one or in a small group with an artist, designer or maker to explore creative practice.

Workshop One

Friday 29th November 2013 (9.30am - 3.30pm): Workshop One will take place in a studio at the Royal College of Art in Kensington and will include a visit to the V&A museum.

Workshop One is a full day with all Teachers’ Studio participants including teachers, RCA graduates and the ReachOutRCA team. This workshop will explore creative practice, and the links between your teaching methods and the experimental processes used by artists, designers and makers. The day will also include opportunities to work together to test out ideas that could be applied to the classroom context.

Workshop Two

Workshop Two is a full day working one-to-one or in a small group with an RCA graduate, in which you will continue your exploration into an aspect of creative practice through practical activities and discussion.  

The workshop, designed by the graduate and based on their practice, will give you the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience of working processes as well as insights into the ideas and inspirations behind creative work.  

Workshop Two will also include opportunities for informal conversation with the graduate and other teachers as you work together to test out ideas, processes and materials.  We hope these experiences will inspire further activities that can be applied to the classroom context.

Please choose one of the following three options:

Visual Communication
- Saturday 30th November 2013 (10am - 3.30pm): spend the day working with Catrin Morgan, an artist, illustrator and designer whose work explores truth and deception in visual communication.

Ceramics - Saturday 7th December 2013 (10am - 3.30pm): spend the day exploring form, texture and decoration with ceramicist and illustrator Amy Hughes.

Textiles - Saturday 7th December 2013 (10am - 3.30pm): spending the day with mixed media artist Naori Priestly explores folk lore and fairy tales using a range of textile processes.

Workshop Three

Tuesday 10th December 2013 (5.00pm - 7.00pm): Workshop Three will take place in a studio at the Royal College of Art in Kensington.

Workshop Three
is an evening session with all Teachers’ Studio participants coming together to share experiences and view the experimental work made during the project. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Booking and Participation Fee

The fee, which covers all three workshops, is £200.  We also have a limited number of concession places available for student teachers and self-funded teachers at £100.  The fee includes tea/coffee and a light lunch during Workshop One, and drinks and snacks during Workshop Three. Teachers’ Studio has been generously subsidised by John Lyon’s Charity.


  • Vanessa Rolf